The Assistant (1998 film)

The Assistant is a 1998 film directed by Daniel Petrie. It is based on the 1957 novel of the same name by Bernard Malamud. It follows a young man who finds work at a shop at the turn-of-the-century, and falls in love with the owner's daughter, inflaming deeply religious origins. Filming took place in Toronto.

The Assistant
Movie poster
Directed byDaniel Petrie
Screenplay byDaniel Petrie
Based onThe Assistant
by Bernard Malamud
Music byLawrence Shagge
Edited by
Distributed byLionsgate Films
Release date
  • May 1, 1998 (1998-05-01)
Running time
98 minutes


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